nombre femenino/feminine noun
- 1 (sede) headquarters (singular o plural/singular or plural) fue conducido a la jefatura de policía he was taken to police headquarters
- 2 (cargo — en un partido) leadership (— en una empresa) la división en la jefatura del partido the split in the party leadership, the split between the leaders of the party ostenta la jefatura de una empresa internacional he heads up o/or is head of an international company
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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.